2.1.8 Levels of COCI Review

These requests require full review by COCI, and will be approved according to the COCI meeting schedule:

  • New course
  • Change in:
    • Unit value
    • Instructional format type and hours
    • Grading type
    • Courses that will restrict credit
    • Prerequisites
    • Repeatability
    • Final exam type
    • Final exam group (this is a variance and is not submitted through CMS)
    • Title and/or description, if substantial
  • Addition of equivalent summer term of three weeks or other non-standard length

 These requests may be reviewed and approved by Senate staff, and therefore may be able to be approved more quickly:

  • Change in course number
  • Cross-listing changes that do not significantly change the course content
  • Minor changes to course title and/or description
  • Change in term offered
  • Addition of equivalent standard summer term of six, eight, or ten weeks
  • Correction of errors
  • Withdrawal of a course
  • Removal of the "W" prefix in online courses

 These changes, when made for a future unscheduled term, may be made by department course contacts in the Course Management System (CMS) without any Senate review:

  • Instructor name
  • TIE code
  • Publish status (i.e., pruning; see section 2.6)
  • Course objectives (optional field)
  • Learning outcomes (optional field)

All proposals are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and this review rubric is only a guideline, not a guarantee.